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How Do You Deal With a Chatterbox?

July 1, 2016 | Kylie Warry

Playful communicators

Have you ever had to deal with a Chatterbox?  Someone who loves to talk, tell stories and uses many more words than necessary?  They are lovely but if you are short on time it can be tricky. Last time we spoke about Powerful Communicators, today we will talk about ‘Playful and Influencing’ communicators. The Playful  communicator is […]



E-Motions Are Everything

June 28, 2016 | Pix Jonasson

responding on social media

Recently, a friend and I attended a 2 day multi-speaker event in Sydney with Tony Robbins as the keynote speaker. I had seen Tony present previously, so I knew his style. I was obviously impressed last time. This time, I was absolutely blown away with his content though, feeling he spoke directly to ME. He […]



Promote a Progress Focus to Boost Creativity

June 21, 2016 | Sally Dooley

Culture Focus

Leaders in today’s context need the capability to cultivate a culture of creativity and innovation. This culture gives teams and organisations a competitive advantage and is the only way to ensure an ongoing adaptiveness to the constant and unending changes we are all experiencing. Harvard researchers, Teresa Amabile and Steven J Kramer, have identified an […]



How To Be a World Class Communicator

June 9, 2016 | Vicki Writer

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Do you believe you are the person you are today based on all of the experiences you have had throughout your life? This was a question asked of me a number of years ago and it has had a profound impact on my life. After having pondered this simple yet very profound question – I […]



Are You Trying to Deal With a Powerful Communicator?

June 7, 2016 | Kylie Warry

Here's how to play ball with a powerful and direct communicator.

Have you ever had to work with a Tyrant? Someone who is so overpowering they just push everyone else aside?  If you have ever worked with this style you would know it!  They don’t mean to be like they are – to them it is normal. Based on my Communication DNA model these are what […]



Ways To Build An Unbeatable Professional Image

June 2, 2016 | Fonthip Ward

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People often put a great deal of effort into building and protecting their personal image, but not much thought is given to their professional image. But not working on your professional image can result in lost career opportunities and negatively impact your marketability. You will not gain the trust of employees or clients with a […]



How Excellent Leaders Unlock The Magic of Reflection

May 19, 2016 | Sally Dooley

The magic of reflection

Excellent leaders understand that reflection is a central and mandatory part of their leadership practice and prioritise this high importance activity. They recognise that a short term investment of time and focus will reap significant gains in all areas of their lives and work. As leadership expert, Peter Drucker, advocates, ‘Follow effective action with quiet […]



Always Know Your Content Before You Speak

May 17, 2016 | Pix Jonasson

Speaking Content

Recently I attended an academic presentation at a prestigious tertiary institution. Actually it was for 2015 Academic high achievers/Award winners and 2016 Scholarship recipients. This was a formal event with guests including business leaders, local government representatives (i.e. a metropolitan Mayor!), sponsors and family members, together with the recipient students. As some of the Scholarships […]



How to Attract LinkedIn Members to Read Beyond the First Sentence of Your Post/Blog

May 5, 2016 | Robyn Henderson

Content creation on linkedin

Have you ever noticed that you are drawn to sometimes read an entire blog or post and at other times you just skim the first few words and move on? Advertising executives would tell you there is a total science behind why this is. And there may well be. I was blessed to work for the […]



Why Is Communication So Hard?

May 2, 2016 | Kylie Warry

Communication DNA

Communication is a skill we all need right?  You speak and people listen – that’s Communication right? Not at all… Communication  is very much a two way street, you speak but there is no guarantee that what is said has been received and understood.  One of my favourite quotes is “The biggest problem in Communication […]